Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble

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Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie's Double Trouble
Developer Rare
Publisher Nintendo
System Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console, Wii U Virtual Console
Release Date Super NES
JP November 23, 1996
US November 1996
EU December 19, 1996
Game Boy Advance
EU November 4, 2005
US November 7, 2005
JP December 1, 2005
Wii Virtual Console
US December 24, 2007
EU December 25, 2007
AU December 25, 2007
JP October 21, 2008
Wii U Virtual Console
EU October 30, 2014
JP November 26, 2014
Gallery GH Gallery
Rating ESRB: K-A

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie's Double Trouble is the last game of the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy for the Super NES. Like Donkey Kong Country 2, it starred the sidekick of the previous game Dixie Kong, paired up with a new sidekick character (Kiddy Kong).



The Kongs have been celebrating after the most recent defeat of K. Rool. However, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong go missing while exploring the islands. Dixie Kong investigates and teams up with Kiddy Kong to explore the islands in search of the missing Kongs. Standing in the way is the Kremling army, which apparently has a new leader in the form of KAOS.


In this game, Dixie and Kiddy can travel freely across overworld maps. Funky Kong builds vehicles that are used to travel across the overworld and reach new worlds, and the vehicles are unlocked at various points in the game. There were various items to collect, such as various coins and Banana Birds. Beyond that, the actual gameplay of the levels are mostly similar to the previous installments. Dixie retains her special abilities from the previous game, while Kiddy Kong acts as a powerhouse character like Donkey Kong once was. He can be thrown the air to break through certain surfaces.

Other characters are found across the overworld and in individual worlds. Wrinkly Kong again saves the game, while Swanky Kong runs minigames. There are also a variety of shops owned by the Brothers Bear that were used to earn more Banana Birds. Cranky Kong appeared only as a participant in Swanky's minigame in the original version, although he runs his own karate dojo in the remake.


Donkey Kong Country 3 was accompanied by a companion game for the Game Boy, Donkey Kong Land III. However, Donkey Kong Country 3 has not had as large an impact on the series as the previous two Donkey Kong Country games.


The next Donkey Kong adventure game was Donkey Kong 64, although there were no more side-scrolling Donkey Kong games until Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat (not counting Donkey Kong Land III). Eventually, the Country title was revived with Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Nintendo Wii.


  • It was later released for download over the Nintendo Power system in Japan.
  • In 2005 it was released on the Game Boy Advance. This version featured a whole new world, a new boss, a new bear brother, new minigames and even a whole new soundtrack.
  • It was released on the Wii's Virtual Console on Christmas Eve 2007 in America, and Christmas Day in Europe (despite European releases usually being on Fridays rather than Tuesdays), presumably as some sort of Christmas special. It was not released in Japan until October 2008. The game was later released again on the Wii U Virtual Console in 2014.

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